Oberto Marrama

Postdoctoral Researcher
History of Early Modern Philosophy

History, Culture and Communication Studies
Faculty of Humanities


My research area is early modern philosophy of mind. I am fascinated by 17th-century theories of mind which questioned the Cartesian paradigm and challenge common ways of understanding the nature and boundaries of conscious life.

My publications have concerned the philosophies of Spinoza, Hobbes, and Descartes. My current research project “Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673) on consciousness and non-human mentality” is funded by the Wihuri Foundation and also included within the activities of the Academy of Finland funded project “Thick Subjects: A Reconsideration of Early Modern Views of the Self”.

Research interests

  • Early modern philosophy
  • History of philosophy of mind
  • History of accounts of consciousness
  • Philosophy of memory

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